What was once an enclave near Phoenix has become its own city, with an abundance of culture and activities. It’s no surprise that people travel to Scottsdale for the golf and scenery, but they also come here for the arts, shopping and an upscale desert lifestyle. As the city continues to grow, so does its reputation. And Hyatt knows all the reasons why.
Events in Scottsdale
Scottsdale has been popping up on everyone’s map recently, but the city’s actually been around since the late 1800s, when Winfield Scott bought 640 acres and chose a small group of settlers to help him develop the area. At last count, the population has grown to more than 230,000 people, with the city covering 184 square miles, stretching 31 miles from north to south.
Each year, more than eight million people travel to visit the Southwestern enclave, making tourism a significant part of the city’s industry. As the city has grown in population and popularity, it has added the restaurants, cultural activities and shopping to match. Scottsdale may be growing in an upscale direction, but it refuses to let go of its humble roots. The city’s official food is chili.
Although there’s plenty of things to do in Scottsdale, there’s no real hurry. After all, people come here to get away from the big cities and enjoy a higher quality of life in the desert. Just make sure you slather on sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for awhile. The rest of the time, Hyatt’s got you covered.
AZCentral.com has information about Scottsdale happenings and trends, as well as the most recent news.
City of Scottsdale
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Getting Around Scottsdale
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
One of the 10 busiest airports in the nation and it’s only about six miles from Scottsdale.
There’s a lot to do in and around Scottsdale. A rental car will help you see it all.
From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a taxi costs $5 for the first mile and $2 for each additional mile. A taxi to Scottsdale costs about $40.